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The Madhatter

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    Sci-Fi, modern jets, automobiles, ships, tanks, long walks on the beach......

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  1. The Madhatter

    Space Assault Ship Toranaga

    I can't speak for the makers of SBY but I like it. Don't forget to add some raked fins 🙂 Keep the pics coming Thom!!
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    Academy 1/48 Hughes 500D TOW Helicopter

    You don't see too many of these built and you've done a great job on it. There's nothing wrong with a clean build instead of looking beaten up. I have a 1/35th Nightstalker from Dragon to do one of these days and I hope mine comes out as nice as this Great work
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    Questions About The Bandai Star Wars Kits

    What everyone else has said is very true. Press to fit doesn't equal crap when it comes to Bandai. The only negative I've heard of is that the plastic on some kits can react badly to oils and subsequent thinners. But thats it really. They're fantastic kits and they pay a lot of attention to detail. Well worth it IMHO
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    Revell 1/144 AN-225

    As does Anigrand
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    Revell 1/144 AN-225

    I so want one but I just can't justify the $200au price tag at the moment. I just hope Revell keep making it for a few years to come 😄
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    Space Assault Ship Toranaga

    Are you scratching the main superstructure base shapes? If so - that's so bloody awesome I want to cry. I like those sensor ideas too, but I reckon a small viewing platform could look cool: sort of a sleek gun turret shaped window dropping midships between the 2 sensors? Like a mini third bridge but more in profile with the hull as opposed to sticking right out. I like how your keeping that WW2 theme going as well Great stuff all round Thom! Can't wait to see more
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    Corvette C-7R

    Hi guys As a side project to my Star Destroyer, I have been building Revell's C-7R for a bit of a change. However, I didn't go down the yellow road, I went down the black road. Thankfully, I didn't have any issues getting my body to fit on or have any interference in the engine and the hood areas. I am painfully aware of the paint bleed at the rear and the other finish issues it has - I will try to fix that up soon. The rear wing is also slightly off which is of course something I fixed AFTER I took the photos. Opps. I took a couple of shots to show the interior before it went in as you don't get to see it all now Well, that's it. It was a fun little side project and I'm glad I did it. It looks like a Corvette and to me, that's what matters Thanks for looking Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys, im currently working on 2 other projects at the moment and will resume the SD soon It is pretty out there isnt it I use a standard razor blade and my mark1 eyes to cut the styrene into shapes. Nothing fancy im afraid 🙂
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks Steve
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    Space Assault Ship Toranaga

    Too cool Thom! I'm going to enjoy this one. I love the thought of a scratch built SBY themed ship. You might be better making your own fins as at least you'd get the size you want 😁 Hey speaking of SBY, do you have any images or links to of the new Andromeda which apparently has a smaller bridge and more guns? I can't find anything on it and I trust my source to be correct Anyway I am taking a front row perch for this build. Can't wait for the next update
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks Blake 👍 I made a start on the top roof and side walls so will post some pics once I've done something worth while showing showing
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    Thanks for sharing those pics - I'm really hanging out for it's release here in Aus - although the price I saw it for at Metro was a tad steep even for me @ $199.99au. No way I'm paying even close to that for a 1/144th kit - no matter how badly I want one. 🙂 As for posting it in the wrong forum, no big deal - just ask Steve or a mod to move it to the Jet modelling thread which is where I dare say you thought you were posting in 😉
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Yeah, i shrink wrap all connections to avoid shortages. Nothing worse than having to take apart a build to replace an LED, especially once its built
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    2 days back and I have already pretty much finished the bridge and neck section. I'll run a light grey wash over it once everything has dried and sealed proper. There are still a couple of sections I need to hand brush to bring up to spec. I'll take some lit shots once I have connected the remaining fiber optics. That's it for now. I have to finish painting the big antenna in the middle as well as replace all the broken projections on the shield generators but I'll do that once the bridge is attached to the body As always, thanks for looking Si
  15. very nicely done Brad - it certainly looks the part with those SMD's lighting it up! Looks great on that base as well